We provide a healthy snack for all children. This will usually be a piece of fresh fruit or occasionally rice cakes, breadsticks, cereal, toast, crackers etc. Milk is given at the allocated snack times.
The children are able to help themselves to drinking water throughout the session.
A healthy lunch is provided from the school kitchen should your child stay for the eligible 30 hours childcare. A member of the lunchtime staff as well as a member of nursery staff will take them to the lunch hall at an earlier time of 11.30am where they are supported to choose their lunch in a quiet hall before the older children arrive. School lunch costs £1.55 per meal.
Children can also bring their own packed lunch if they wish.
At St Peter’s Nursery we like to have parents involved in their child’s learning as much as we can.
Your child will have next steps that their key person will focus on. In the Early Years Foundation stage, we focus on Prime and Specific areas. Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Personal, social and emotional development
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in the 4 specific areas. These are:
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design
These 7 areas are used to support and facilitate your child’s learning and activities in nursery.
The Early Years professionals teaching and supporting your children, will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and interests. At St Peter’s Nursery we use ‘In the moment Planning’ This we feel ensures the setting is more child-led, it's designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's own personal characters and interests.
We ask parents to write observations of your own children’s learning at home and hand them in to the nursery staff, they will then be placed in your child’s learning journal. We recognise that parents and carers are the child’s first and most important educators and with that in mind we wish to have the support and contributions of parents /carers when planning each child’s next steps in their learning and development.
The cycle of observation, assessment, planning, observation is carried out on a moment-by-moment basis. We aim to have approximately three ‘named focus children’ each week. (See the In the Moment Planning Document on the Nursery page for more information).
If you would like more information regarding the 15/30 hour provision or you would like to speak to a member of staff regarding our nursery, we would be happy to help. Please phone the main school office.